Anatomy & Physiology Question #36


Which part of the neuron receives information?


  1. Axon
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  2. Dendrite
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  3. Node of Ranvier
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  4. Myelin sheath
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The correct answer is B. Soma is also known as the cell body portion of the neuron that receives information. It contains the cell’s nucleus. Dendrites are thin filaments that carry information from other neurons to the soma. The axon, node of Ranvier, and myelin sheath do not receive information.

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